Sugrue South Downs Cuvee Boz Blanc de Blancs South Downs 2015

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Sugrue South Downs Cuvee Boz Blanc de Blancs South Downs 2015

Country - Great Britain

Region - South Downs

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Sugrue South Downs

Tasting notes - A complex and harmonious English sparkling wine, showing aromas of green apple and subtle hints of lemon thyme. Beautifully balanced and poised on the palate, which offers good weight and notes of citrus peel, orange zest and delicate hints of strawberry through to an elegant finish.

Awards
94 Pts, Neal Martin , 2021

Sugrue South Downs Cuvee Boz Blanc de Blancs South Downs 2015

A beautifully balanced and poised English sparkling wine,
with good weight and delicious notes of citrus peel,
orange zest and strawberry through to an elegant finish.


Producer Note
Sugrue South Downs is the personal project of celebrated English sparkling winemaker
Dermot Sugrue. Sugrue has been the winemaker behind many of England's best
sparkling wines for more than 10 years. Previously the winemaker at Nyetimber, he left in
2006 to establish the Wiston Estate Winery. The same year he also planted a one
hectare vineyard in Storrington Priory which has been in full production since 2009,
producing the highly acclaimed and multi award-winning sparkling wine ‘The Trouble
with Dreams’. In 2017, the truly exceptional ‘The Trouble with Dreams 2013’, took the top
spot in the Independent English Wine Awards; in 2019, the 2014 vintage was awarded
Gold at IWC and more recently, Sugrue was given the highest rating of all English
producers by Hugh Johnson in his Pocket Wine Book 2020.


Vintage
In 2015, a small crop was produced due to poor weather at flowering. However, warm,
dry and sunny weather during September produced excellent conditions for healthy,
ripe fruit with wonderfully concentrated flavours.


Vineyard
The grapes come from the Jenkyn Place single vineyard, nestled in the Hampshire
Downs. The vineyard covers five hectares of vines, on land that was previously used for
cultivating hops. The vineyards sit on sheltered, chalky, south-facing slopes at 100
metres above sea level, with greensand soils over marlstone, making them ideal for
growing the high-quality grapes. The greensand topsoil at Jenkyn Place is scattered
with eroded fragments of chalk, creating a distinctive -and possible uniquecombination, which is beginning to be translated into the wines. Chalky soils are
associated with more gently-fruited wines of notable finesse, while greensand soils
deliver a rounder fruit profile. The first vines were planted in 2004, with further vines
added in 2007 and 2010. The vines are grown traditionally with double Guyot training,
and sustainable methods are employed to preserve the biodiversity of the environment.
The grapes are hand-picked at optimum maturity, sweetness and acidity levels.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected and whole-bunch pressed to obtain the juice,
which was fermented with selected yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel
tanks. The secondary fermentation took place in the bottle, as per the traditional
method. Dosage of 9 grams per litre.


Tasting Note
A complex and harmonious English sparkling wine, showing aromas of green apple
and subtle hints of lemon thyme. Beautifully balanced and poised on the palate, which
offers good weight and notes of citrus peel, orange zest and delicate hints of
strawberry through to an elegant finish.


Grape
Chardonnay 100%

Awards
94 Pts, Neal Martin , 2021

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